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Longer Lasting Products

Longer Lasting Products

Alternatives to the Throwaway Society

  • Author: Tim Cooper
  • Publisher: Gower Publishing, Ltd.
  • ISBN: 9780566088087
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 432
  • View: 4356
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In this provocative book, the creation of product durability and the design of longer-lasting products emerge as an absolutely vital element in the pursuit of sustainability. Its multi-disciplinary approach consolidates the significant growth in product life-span knowledge from an impressive range of experts. Contributors to Longer Lasting Products discuss the different means of product life: historical, design, engineering, marketing, law, politics, consumer behaviour, technology and systems of provision, and the economic context of each.

Throwaway Daughter

Throwaway Daughter

  • Author: Ting-Xing Ye
  • Publisher: Seal Books
  • ISBN: 0385673507
  • Category: Juvenile Fiction
  • Page: 320
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A dramatic and moving YA novel by Ting-xing Ye, the internationally acclaimed author of A Leaf in the Bitter Wind, working with her husband, William Bell, author of the award-winning novels for young adults Forbidden City, Zack, and Stones. . Throwaway Daughter tells the dramatic and moving story of Grace Dong-mei Parker, a typical Canadian teenager until the day she witnesses the Tiananmen massacre on television. Horrified, she sets out to explore her Chinese ancestry, only to discover that she was one of the thousands of infant girls abandoned in China since the introduction of the one-child policy, strictly enforced by the Communist government. But Grace was one of the lucky ones, adopted as a baby by a loving Canadian couple. With the encouragement of her adoptive parents, she studies Chinese and travels back to China in search of her birth mother. She manages to locate the village where she was born, but at first no one is willing to help her. However, Grace never gives up and, finally, she is reunited with her birth mother, discovering through this emotional bond the truth of what happened to her almost twenty years before. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Throwaway People

Throwaway People

Danger in Paradise

  • Author: Peter Opack
  • Publisher: Savage Press
  • ISBN: 9781886028494
  • Category: Literary Collections
  • Page: 127
  • View: 3225
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Duluthian Peter Opack knows of what he writes. Jobless and homeless once, Opack researched America's past and examines the future of our great country. Opack discusses "Used to be America" and asks the questions, "Is it right to throw people and their jobs away?" "What dangers lurk in America's future? A Minnesota state jobs counselor, Opack tells it like it is.

Throwaway Players

Throwaway Players

Concussion Crisis From Pee Wee Football to the NFL

  • Author: Gay Culverhouse
  • Publisher: Behler Publications
  • ISBN: 1933016736
  • Category: Medical
  • Page: 250
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The NFL insists players know they're playing a dangerous game, but players never see the deteriorated mental capacities of their former heroes. Throwaway Players is former Tampa Bay Buccaneers president Gay Culverhouse’s story of the broken bodies and lost souls of the men who have left the locker room and what remains after the cheering subsides. Focused on making money rather than the well-being of their players, this is the dark side of football the NFL doesn't want fans to see. Additionally, high schools, colleges, and independent sports organizations have little oversight when choosing player’s equipment. This breeds a new generation of kids suffering from multiple concussions and damaged lives. Throwaway Players offers guidance to parents navigating the world of competitive sports as well as advocacy and resources for athletes often left in the dark about appropriate procedures for treating injuries, especially head traumas. Throwaway Players is essential reading for any parent, athlete, and sports fan. Gay Culverhouse testified before Congress on football head injuries and successfully changed the policy of including an independent neurologist on the sidelines of every NFL game. Gay's work with former players has appeared in The New York Times, Sarasota Herald Tribune, St. Petersburg Times, The Tampa Tribune, Time magazine, and many more. She has appeared on several radio shows, including PBS and ESPN, and is featured in three documentaries that are in post-production (with CNN, ESPN, and an independent filmmaker). In November 2009 Gay formed The Gay Culverhouse Players’ Outreach Program, Inc., a nonprofit organization to further the work nationally for retired players.

Throwaway Nation

Throwaway Nation

The Ugly Truth about American Garbage

  • Author: Jeff Dondero
  • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
  • ISBN: 1538110334
  • Category: Self-Help
  • Page: 296
  • View: 7869
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The US leads the world in many ways, including the amount of waste we produce. Although we constitute less than 5 percent of the world’s population, we use up to 30 percent of the world’s resources, and per capita we generate the most trash. Throwaway Nation illuminates the problem and suggests ways we can mitigate this environmental disaster.

Throwaway Child

Throwaway Child

  • Author: Sarah Lowe
  • Publisher: Strategic Book Publishing
  • ISBN: 1625162596
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: 200
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Annie was her family's dark secret. Her life began on a storeroom floor amongst the chaos and extreme poverty of World War II. Her ongoing problem of having one leg shorter than the other was helped when, unknown to her parents, she sought help at a children's clinic, where she was provided a built-up boot to help her walk. She was eight years old when her father took away her innocence and subjected her to horrific cruelty. Savagely beaten and thrown down a railway embankment, she was left in the winter cold to die on the railway tracks. Annie survived, only to be place in a convent. She not only had to face her demons, but find her identity when she became a Throwaway Child. Through sheer willpower and inner strength, Annie was determined to fight for her freedom by unleashing her parents' terrible secret. Sarah Lowe grew up in Birkenhead, England, and now calls Australia home. This is her first book. "My late husband, Jack, motivated me into finishing this book because he said I needed to rid the demons I have kept hidden inside of me for far too long." Publisher's website: http: //sbpra.com/SarahLowe

The Throwaway Kids

The Throwaway Kids

  • Author: Peggy Case Aldhizer
  • Publisher: Trafford Publishing
  • ISBN: 1466963425
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: 108
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I cannot even now say how many nights I lay in bed and hugged my pillow to me, burying my face in it, and cried and whispered, Mommy, Mommy or Daddy, Daddy, where are you? I would pray that somehow they could hear me. Sometimes even as young as I was, I felt so desperate, so alone, and I knew Mom and Dad would never come for us. I would lie in my bed in the darkness at night and pray so hard, and I felt that not even God heard me anymore. ---------- There were so many different homes we were in, and we were so young. We became little throwaways, little sheep. Sometimes we were able to stay with our father but only for a very short time. Whenever Dad could not pay for our board, he was in jail, or sick, we were moved again and again. Always obliging and quiet, learning quickly that crying and begging and clinging to Dad did not help us. We had our times to laugh as children, who even in the worst of their situations can do, and our time to weep as we did all too often. Thank God we had each other, two little sisters against the world that at times seemed too big and scary and extremely uncertain.

The Throwaway Piece

The Throwaway Piece

  • Author: Jo Ann Yolanda Hernández
  • Publisher: Arte Publico Press
  • ISBN: 9781558856639
  • Category: Abused women
  • Page: 258
  • View: 900
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Even after entering the foster care system, Jewel is the one who takes care of her mother and, shutting herself off from the vulnerability of closeness to others, is unaware of the positive influence she has on those around her.

The Throwaway Princess

The Throwaway Princess

Part I: Lindorny Part Ii: the Quest Requested

  • Author: Elinor Busby
  • Publisher: Author House
  • ISBN: 9781463476236
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 236
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Lindorny should have been the crown princess of Linnina, but became ineligible when her foot broke and didnt heal properly. She was sent away, to be brought up by a woman who had no one else to love. Lindorny knew nothing of her parentage until the queen sent for her, after a prophecy stated that the countrys peril from Wildland could be averted if a royal Linnine and a royal Andran retrieved three magical objects from Wildland before Midsummer. Lindorny, Prince Bevishandar, the wizard, Tirlangir, and their friends go into Wildland, but one quest leads to another!

Throwaway Girl

Throwaway Girl

  • Author: Kristine Scarrow
  • Publisher: Dundurn
  • ISBN: 1459714083
  • Category: Young Adult Fiction
  • Page: 184
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Since she was thirteen years old, Andy Burton has learned about survival at Haywood House, a group home for girls. Now almost eighteen, Andy must find a new home. Can she build a life for herself and find happiness?